"The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!" Madonna wrote. … [Read more...] about Madonna Said She Felt ‘Raped’ by New York Times Magazine Profile
The New York Times says it is “looking into” accusations that a recent article on the painter Piero di Cosimo lifted most of its first paragraph straight from Wikipedia. The similarities, in a piece by reporter Carol Vogel, were first pointed out by MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY, and are of particular media interest following the firing of BuzzFeed’s viral politics editor Benny Johnson for similar offenses (albeit at least 41 of them), which included plagiarism not only from Wikipedia but even flimsier sources like About.com and internet cesspool Yahoo! Answers. But with journalism living increasingly online, where prominent attribution via links is a vital part of the lexicon, and aggregation widely accepted so long as proper credit is given, the source of the words is irrelevant. … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
McCray’s desire for more diverse newsrooms is one shared by many. It also might reflect McCray’s interpretation of things like the Post’s decision to twist her candid description of her adjustment to parenthood into a headline calling her a “BAD MOM” and the attention local reporters recently devoted to her chief of staff’s failure to disclose that her longtime boyfriend has a criminal past. As for her call for stories that aren’t made up? Well, that seems pretty straightforward. … [Read more...] about Mayor de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Aren’t Happy With the New York
Anyone looking to call the castle their home, will be able to choose between taking a dip in the infinity pool, or the lagoon or the lake. … [Read more...] about Derek Jeter’s huge castle in upstate New York goes on sale for $15million (complete with an infinity pool, mini Statue of Liberty, lagoon and FOUR kitchens)
It's strange timing for the Times to solicit readers for "praiseworthy" aspects of Trump. The newspaper has recently made awkward attempts to appease a more conservative readership. In April, it hired as a columnist Bret Stephens, a neoconservative who thinks Black Lives Matters is too "thuggish" and whose embarrassing debut column flirts with climate change denialism. Today, we got an op-ed from a pro-life advocate arguing that it's "dehumanizing" to link abortion with economic circumstances. … [Read more...] about Why Is the New York Times Running a Column to Say Nice Things About Trump?